See Us...Maybe?

Palin parody The Capitol Steps normally perform every week in Washington, DC and around the country, but our schedule is being updated based on the latest health information on the coronavirus.


Where Is Kim Jong Un?

Dennis Rodman in North Korea You can get inside info on North Korea from Dennis Rodman, or you can get it from us. See scenes from live performances on our YouTube channel.


Wingman for Romance

Dating Advice and the Capitol Steps Dating expert Amber Brooks says the Capitol Steps offer a bipartisan "heaping helping of romance on top of the laughs." Read her review and her advice for couples on mixing comedy, politics, and romance.


Flip Your Words

Lirty Dies Lirty Dies follows a great political tradition: You're not quite sure what you're hearing, and we're not quite sure what we're saying. If you'd like to follow along, you can read and hear many more Lirty Dies on our site. Or watch us live on YouTube.


Procrastinate more!

We're on Instagram The Capitol Steps are on Instagram. Visit us to remember what live performances were. Or even follow us, if you dare.


Read the Reviews!

"Just Hysterical!"... Read how "neither party is safe from ridicule"New Jersey Stage

Trump himself would "enjoy the show bigly" — in the News & Observer

"Capitol Steps make politics fun again" — review from The O'Colly.

"A machine gun of comedy" — review from DC Theatre Scene.

"Outrageously funny"Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts.

"Great place to go on a date...Fair and balanced." — review from DC Metro Arts.


How are the Capitol Steps like the Trump Administration?

Elaina Newport Read a CityBeat interview with co-founder Elaina Newport about how songwriters and performers keep up in these fast-paced times.


Say it Ain't So!

Rita Jenrette Our name was taken from a racy Washington scandal of the time we began, in 1981. Just recently, former congressional wife Rita Jenrette spoke out and denied the legend, 30 years later! We're sticking with her original story.


Info, Please!

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We put the MOCK in Democracy!

Week of October 26

Amy Coney Barrett clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and she says "his judicial philosophy is mine too." That's giving Democrats nightmares, especially with Barrett about to be confirmed days ahead of the presidential election. They never forgot Scalia's role in the contested 2000 election, when a conservative majority ruled in favor of the Republican, George W. Bush, over another Democratic vice president, Al Gore. President Trump hasn't forgotten either.

From the album One Bush, Two Bush, Old Bush, New Bush (2001).


Week of October 19

Kamala Harris tried to deflect Mike Pence's attack on her support for the Green New Deal during the vice-presidential debate since she was for it...before she was against it. It's not easy to be both politically and environmentally correct these days.

From the album The Lyin' Kings (2019).


Week of October 12

Columbus is on his way to getting cancelled, and his holiday is in danger, too. More and more cities and states have been replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day. This year, even Arizona joined in — though it's still trying to have it both ways.

From the album Desperate Housemembers (2011).


Week of October 5

If the Supreme Court eventually does have to "look at the ballots," then Joe Biden has more to worry about than the confirmation of a ninth justice. Justice Clarence Thomas hasn't forgotten the handling of his own controversional nomination in 1991, when Biden was Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he's under no obligation to recuse himself.

From the album Fools on the Hill (1992).


Week of September 28

The National Rifle Association came out in support of Amy Coney Barrett, but it's got bigger worries than than defending the Second Amendment from high-school students again. New York's attorney general is suing its leadership for fraud — and she's also seeking to completely disband the organization. Wayne LaPierre probably wishes that the N.R.A. had been chartered as a 501(c)(3) charitable institution in some other state than New York. Of course, the N.R.A. has a shown a large capacity to stand its ground in the face of attacks.

From the album Make America Grin Again (2018). See live performance video on YouTube!


Week of September 21

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away last week, shifted the Supreme Court's balance leftward when she joined the court in 1993, only to end up in the minority most of the time in recent years.

From the album Campaign and Suffering (2008).


Week of September 14

President Trump's new executive order will lower drug prices dramatically. If it ever takes effect, that is. Pharmaceutical companies say he doesn't have the authority, but the White House says he does... under Obamacare. Which of course he's still working to destroy. If you're confused about Trump's healthcare promises and your head is swimming, don't worry. There's a pill for that.

From the album Campaign and Suffering (2008). Watch the video on YouTube.


Week of September 7

Vladimir Putin has been up to his old tricks again, poisoning critics at home to shut down political dissent in Russia. Alexei Navalny is just the latest of Putin's opponents to suffer the misfortune of falling into a coma. Luckily for him, he was merely poisoned with a nerve agent, and he's likely to survive. It could have been much worse!

See live performance video on YouTube! From the album Springtime for Liberals (2007).